The week ahead

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Pic­nic in the Park: Tonight, 5 to 7 p.m. Handloff Park Pavil­ion, 1000 Barks­dale Road. This evening out­door bar­be­cue will in­clude back­yard games, crafts and ac­tiv­i­ties for fam­i­lies to en­joy. Par­tic­i­pants should pack a pic­nic for their fam­i­lies, and a grill will be pro­vided for those who want to pre­pare a meal on­site.

Bat­tle of the Bars: Tonight, 5 to 8 p.m., at Court­yard Mar­riott, 400 David Hol­low­ell Drive. Eight Ne­wark bars will com­pete to raise the most money for the Ne­wark Po­lice Depart­ment K-9 fund. Free. Drink pro­ceeds go to­ward K-9 fund.

Chapel Street Play­ers: Tonight, Satur­day, and Aug. 3-5 at 8 p.m.; Sun­day at 2 p.m., at Chapel Street Play­house, 27 N. Chapel St. The Chapel Street Play­ers will per­form “The Pil­low­man,” which is set in an un­named coun­try liv­ing un­der a po­lice state. It tells the story of writer Ka­turian, who finds him­self locked in an in­ter­ro­ga­tion room, de­fend­ing him­self against ac­cu­sa­tions that the sto­ries he has crafted bizarrely re­sem­ble re­cent child mur­ders in the town. This show con­tains grue­some scenes of vi­o­lence and strong adult lan­guage and con­tent. Tick­ets $5 to $18. Pur­chase by call­ing (302)368-2248 or vis­it­ing chapel street play­ers. org.

Pan­ning for gems: Satur­day, 10:30 a.m., White Clay Creek State Park Na­ture Cen­ter, 1475 Creek Road. Pan the creek for gar­nets, mag­netite and other shiny trea­sures. Wa­ter shoes and towel rec­om­mended. $6 per per­son. Reg­is­ter by call­ing (302) 368-6900.

Danc­ing in the Park: Satur­day, 5 to 9 p.m., at Glas­gow Park, 2275 Pu­laski High­way. In­di­vid­u­als and dance groups will learn the Na­tional Dance Day rou­tine and then per­form as a large group flash mob style. In ad­di­tion, more than 30 food trucks will have a va­ri­ety of dishes for sale.

Vo­cal recital: Sun­day, 2 to 3 p.m., at Ne­wark Free Li­brary, 750 Li­brary Ave. Kaye Tyson will per­form Ger­man, Span­ish & English art songs and se­lec­tions by Ge­orge Gersh­win. Free.

Ice cream so­cial: Sun­day, 4 to 6 p.m., at St. Ni­cholas’ Epis­co­pal Church, 10 Old Ne­wark Road. Free mu­sic and free ice cream. Fea­tur­ing live mu­sic by pi­anist David Zipse. All are wel­come.

Strut Your Mutt: Mon­day, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Kells Park, 201 Kells Ave. In honor of Na­tional Mutt Day, par­tic­i­pants can join friends, both hu­man and ca­nine, for a walk in the park. Mutt Strut­ters should meet by the Kells Park pavil­ion at 6 p.m. The walk will take place on paved trails. Par­tic­i­pants should re­mem­ber to bring wa­ter for their dog, as well as clean up bags. All dogs should be up-to-date on shots and be friendly with peo­ple and other dogs.

De­part­men­tal bud­get hear­ing: Mon­day, 6 p.m., at city hall, 220 S. Main St. City coun­cil will be­gin ini­tial dis­cus­sions about the 2018 bud­get.

Ne­wark Na­tional Night Out: Tues­day, 6 to 9 p.m., on Acad­emy Street, be­tween Main Street and Delaware Av­enue. Ne­wark Po­lice, Univer­sity of Delaware Po­lice, and Aetna Hose Hook and Ladder Com­pany will team up for the third year to pro­vide com­mu­nity mem­bers a re­laxed set­ting in which to meet first re­spon­ders. Po­lice equip­ment will be on dis­play, and demon­stra­tions will in­clude K-9 of­fi­cers, fire ex­tin­guisher train­ing and ve­hi­cle ex­tri­ca­tion tech­niques. Of­fi­cers will be grilling hot dogs and ham­burg­ers for at­ten­dees. Free.

NCCo Na­tional Night Out: Tues­day, 6 to 8 p.m., at Glas­gow Park, 2275 Pu­laski High­way. The New Cas­tle County Po­lice Depart­ment will host an event fea­tur­ing games, en­ter­tain­ment and food. Free.

Con­cert: Wed­nes­day, 6:30 p.m., at White Clay Creek State Park’s Car­pen­ter Recre­ation Area, 880 New Lon­don Road. The Joe Baione Quar­tet will per­form as part of the park’s weekly sum­mer con­cert se­ries. Free, but park fees ap­ply.

First Fri­day Ride: Aug. 4, 5:30 p.m., at Ne­wark Shop­ping Cen­ter. A ca­sual com­mu­nity bike ride spon­sored by Bike Ne­wark be­gins at the shop­ping cen­ter and trav­els through the city. Af­ter the ride, par­tic­i­pants will meet at UDairy Cream­ery for ice cream. Par­tic­i­pants may park for free at the shop­ping cen­ter.

For more events, visit newark­pos­ton­line.com/cal­en­dar. To sub­mit list­ings, go on­line or email news@newark­pos­ton­line.com. In­for­ma­tion runs in the print edi­tion as space is avail­able.

NE­WARK POST PHOTO BY JOSH SHAN­NON

Twins Gavin and Bradley Sor­rentino meet Of­fi­cer Aaron Olicker at last year’s Na­tional Night Out. The event re­turns Tues­day.

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